Many enterprises see a need to SaaS-enable applications, making them into a product for customers and partners. But most have no clue about what to do.
Lots of people called it SaaS-enablement, some call it SaaS-ification of software. Whatever you call it, more and more enterprises are looking to turn some enterprise application into a SaaS cloud application.
There are several reasons to SaaS-enable an internal application. Enterprises need to expose a software system to their partners and/or customers to better automate the business. Or, they are looking to monetize applications they view as having value to other companies.
Whatever the reasons, there are a few things to consider first. I call this the SaaS-ification reality check:
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